Tranquility in the heart of Great Otway National Park
Qii House offers privacy and melds perfectly into a pristine natural rainforest wild life setting. The Great Otway National Park is an ancient rainforest one of the few beautifully preserved, and part of a broader eco system which once covered the whole earth. About 155 species of bird life have been seen in the Otway coastal region so come prepared with wild birdseed. The antics of the kookaburras, the galahs and the parrots are very amusing whilst venturing deeper into the bush land you may even spot a more shy Rufus Bristle Bird.
The native flora is mid to highly significant and has a heritage overlay and is part of a greater rugged “yet to be explored” wilderness eco system. The massive tree flooded landscape consists of tall timbered blue gums and massive tree ferns; breath taking. The air is fresh. There is silence. The sweet bush aroma is uplifting.
Kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoots, echidnas, koalas, rare and abundant exotic birdlife can be seen all year around on a daily basis at Qii House; even perched on the doorstep. The owls are well loved.
The location, merely a 15 minute scenic drive to the Lorne shopping amenities and restaurants, Great Ocean Road and it’s spectacular beaches whilst offering a tranquil retreat to refresh after a day out. Qii House is in the hub; abundant walking tracks, picnic grounds and many waterfalls including Goslings Waterfalls which is a few hundred metres away and Erskine waterfalls. Lorne is a mecca for waterfalls as there are 10 waterfalls witin a 10 kilometre radius from the township. Download Walking and Exploring The Otway Ranges.
Close by are paddock to plate destinations including vineyards, berry farms set in tiny village locations. The Qii House destination is where the best in all worlds meet. Visit Otways Harvest Trail.
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Agendas for day tripping
- Take a walk on the property and enjoy the fauna and flora
- Mountain/bike the Great Otway National Park
- Photograph the stunning wildlife and scenery
- Climb the Otway fly
- Cruise the Great Ocean Road
- Fish the Lorne beaches
- Take in one or two waterfalls
- Golf with kangaroos and ocean views
- Try Lorne’s restaurants and cafes
- Shop at the cosmopolitan towns
- Explore the galleries and treasure shops
- Pick berries at the berry farms (Nov-April))
- Wind your way through the wineries
- Learn to surf
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